Participants needed for focus group

Published May 7, 2015

WNY Independent Living Inc., in conjunction with UB’s Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT), is conducting a focus group on a new brace monitoring system for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.

Parents of adolescents with scoliosis are invited to participate, as well as young adults who have worn a brace within the past five years.

Eligible participants will be paid $125 for the two-hour discussion group, to take place at 6 p.m. June 6 at WNY Independent Living, 3108 Main St., Buffalo. Dinner will be provided.

Participants must register by May 19. For more information or to register to participate, contact Michelle Lockett at or 716-204-8606, ext. 203.

KT4TT, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research within UB’s Center for Assistive Technology, is focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of programs intending to create innovative technology-based devices and services to generate beneficial socio-economic impacts.

The focus group, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, aims to promote improvements in technological devices.